Frozen Margarita Pie Recipe from Mexico - Delicious and Refreshing

Frozen Margarita Pie

Frozen Margarita Pie Recipe from Mexico - Delicious and Refreshing
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 3 hours | Servings: 8


Frozen Margarita Pie
Frozen Margarita Pie

Frozen Margarita Pie is a refreshing and delicious dessert that combines the flavors of a classic margarita with a creamy, frozen filling. This no-bake pie is perfect for summer gatherings or anytime you want a sweet and tangy treat.


The origins of Frozen Margarita Pie are unclear, but it is likely inspired by the popular cocktail, the margarita. This dessert takes the flavors of a margarita - tequila, lime, and orange - and transforms them into a frozen, creamy pie that is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.


How to prepare

  1. Place the graham cracker crust in the freezer while preparing the filling.
  2. Place water in a bowl and microwave on high until it boils.
  3. Add gelatin and stir until it dissolves.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together margarita mix, sugar, food coloring, and tequila until the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Whisk in the gelatin mixture until well blended.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Set aside 1.5 cups of the whipped topping.
  8. Whisk the remaining topping into the margarita mixture for 2 minutes until well blended.
  9. Pour the mixture into the pie shell.
  10. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and chill for 3 hours.
  11. Remove the pie from the refrigerator and let it set for 10 minutes, then spoon the reserved topping into the center of the pie.
  12. Garnish with lime slices and serve.


  • For a non-alcoholic version, omit the tequila and use a non-alcoholic margarita mix.
  • Add crushed pretzels to the graham cracker crust for a salty-sweet twist.
  • Top the pie with a drizzle of melted chocolate for a decadent touch.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use a good quality tequila for the best flavor in this pie.

- Thaw the whipped topping completely before using it in the filling.

- For a stronger margarita flavor, you can add more tequila to the filling mixture.

- Garnish the pie with fresh lime slices for a beautiful presentation.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Frozen Margarita Pie chilled with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of lime zest on top for an extra burst of flavor.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe requires no baking, making it a quick and easy dessert to prepare. The pie sets in the refrigerator, so be sure to plan ahead for chilling time.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have graham cracker crusts, you can use a pre-made shortbread or cookie crust.

- You can substitute vodka or rum for the tequila in this recipe.

- Use fresh lime juice instead of margarita mix for a more natural flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Frozen Margarita Pie can be made up to 2 days in advance. Keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the pie with lime slices, fresh mint leaves, or a sprinkle of coarse salt for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Frozen Margarita Pie with a pitcher of margaritas or a glass of sparkling water with a lime wedge for a refreshing and festive dessert.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Frozen Margarita Pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not freeze as the texture may change when thawed.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Frozen Margarita Pie contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of Frozen Margarita Pie contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Frozen Margarita Pie contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of Frozen Margarita Pie contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Frozen Margarita Pie is a good source of Vitamin C from the lime juice and margarita mix.


This recipe contains dairy (whipped topping) and may contain gluten (graham cracker crust). Please check for allergens before serving to guests.


Frozen Margarita Pie is a sweet and tangy dessert that is relatively low in protein and high in carbohydrates and fats. It is a delicious treat to enjoy in moderation.


Frozen Margarita Pie is a fun and flavorful dessert that is perfect for summer entertaining. With its tangy lime flavor and creamy texture, this pie is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Enjoy a slice (or two) of this delicious treat!

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory like a beautiful painting hanging on the walls of my mind. It was a warm summer day, the kind that makes you crave something cool and refreshing. I was flipping through an old cookbook that I had inherited from my own grandmother, searching for inspiration. As I turned the pages, a worn piece of paper fell out and fluttered to the ground. Curious, I picked it up and saw the words "Frozen Margarita Pie" scrawled across the top in faded ink.

I had never heard of such a dessert before, but the name alone intrigued me. Margaritas were one of my favorite cocktails, so the idea of turning that deliciously tangy and citrusy flavor into a frozen pie sounded like a dream come true. I scanned the ingredients list and instructions, my mouth watering at the thought of the creamy filling and crunchy graham cracker crust.

The recipe seemed simple enough, but there were a few unique twists that caught my eye. Instead of a traditional pie crust, this one called for a mixture of crushed pretzels and butter. The salty crunch of the pretzels paired with the sweet and tart flavors of the margarita filling sounded like a match made in dessert heaven.

I set to work gathering all the necessary ingredients, humming a tune as I measured and mixed. The scent of limes and tequila filled the air as I whipped together the filling, tasting and adjusting until it was just right. I poured the mixture into the pretzel crust and popped it in the freezer, eager to see how it would turn out.

Hours later, I finally pulled the pie out of the freezer and took a bite. The flavors exploded on my tongue, the creamy filling melting in my mouth and the salty pretzel crust adding the perfect crunch. It was like a frozen margarita in pie form, a refreshing and delightful treat that I knew would become a staple in my dessert repertoire.

Over the years, I have shared this recipe with friends and family, each time receiving rave reviews and requests for seconds. I have made it for countless gatherings and special occasions, always delighted by the smiles and nods of approval from those lucky enough to taste it.

As I sit here now, penning this story for future generations to enjoy, I can't help but feel grateful for that serendipitous moment when I stumbled upon the recipe for Frozen Margarita Pie. It has brought me joy and laughter, memories and moments shared with loved ones around the table.

And so, I pass this recipe along to you, dear reader, in the hopes that it will bring you the same happiness and delight that it has brought me. May you savor each bite, each sip of that frozen margarita goodness, and may it become a cherished part of your own culinary journey. Cheers to good food, good company, and the simple pleasures that make life sweet.


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